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The Blinding Light
The Tav #1
Release Date: 14 July 2014
Originally published by Dreamspinner Press
Jake Manning’s smart mouth frequently gets him into trouble. Because of it, he can’t hold a job. Combined with some bad luck, it's prevented him from keeping steady employment. A huge debt looms over him, and alone he shoulders the care of his alcoholic mother and three younger sisters. When a housekeeping position opens, Jake’s so desperate he leaps at the opportunity. On landing, he finds his new boss, Patrick Stanford, a fussy, arrogant, rude… and blind man.
Born without sight, Patrick is used to being accommodated, but he’s met his match with Jake, who doesn’t take any of his crap and threatens to swap all the braille labels on his groceries and run off with his guide dog unless he behaves.
Jake gets a kick out of Patrick. Things are looking up: the girls are starting their own lives and his mum’s sobriety might stick this time. He’s sacrificed everything for his family; maybe it’s time for him to live his life and start a relationship with Patrick. When his mother needs him, guilt makes his choice between family and Patrick difficult, and Jake must realise he’s not alone anymore.
Reviews for The Blinding Light
5 stars, Love Bytes
"I seriously recommend you [buy a copy]. It will keep you smiling from start to finish and will leave you blissfully happy for, well a long time. My glow has yet to wear off!"
4.75 stars, Prism Book Alliance
"This story was well written, well thought out, and well executed. The writing style was easy to read and the content was not all fluff. The humor was perfectly done with Jake’s internal (and sometime external) commentary evoking many LOL moments." -- Pizzygirl
"The humour in Renae Kaye's work is appealing and I believe richly Australian, making her stories funny, no nonsense and hugely likeable." -- Beverley
5 stars, multitaskingmommas
"I laughed, my heart broke, I was astounded and I was just plain baffled by how someone as awesome as Jake came into existance, even if he is fictional."
5 stars, Joyfully Jay
"I pretty much loved everything about this story. The Blinding Light is totally fabulous and I can't recommend it more highly."
I loved it! from The Blogger Girls
"Definitely a favorite of mine for this year so if you're looking for something to read that's light but with great writing, give this one a try."